Sep. 20, 2021

horned poppy, Glaucium flavum

These large colorful poppies are good in your flower garden, and also good for clearing your nasal passages. But the second use should only be with carefully processed medicine, or you will poison yourself. In their native Europe these would be called yellow horned poppies to differentiate them from the other species. Here we only have the one. In Europe these are pretty much restricted to salty shores. Here you might see them in other open areas where they venture from gardens in CA, CO, CT, DE, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, VA, WV, and ON. Beal Gardens, MSU, 6/24/12. Poppy family, Papaveraceae.